We know, we know. This thing makes to horsepower, it has no pistons, it doesn’t even burn fuel. BUT what a neat old machine this is, what creativity and engineering brains it took to design this thing and then to execute its production in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The fact that it has survived more than 120 years on the planet, intact gives some indication to the robust nature of its construction. Not only do we get to see the ingenious construction of the machine by witnessing its disassembly and then reassembly, we get to see it do the job it was designed for in the first place.
On a recent trip I remarked to friends that there is (generally speaking) a huge push for history and nostalgia at this point in time, even if the people who are eating it all up generally don’t understand the origins of the look, or the historical basis of what they like. “Old is in” for the year 2020 and the fact that videos like this will rack up over a million views on YouTube prove it. A unique machine that’s rarely if ever seen anymore being brought back to life? We’re in and so aren’t many other.
There are people saving cars, big rigs, and apple peelers and we love all of it. Restorations, recycling, reconditioning, we can call it whatever we want but at the end of the day it is the preservation of mechanical history and it’s such a neat trend to watch grow!
Check this out, you’ll dig it.